Donna F. Kunkel


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Millinocket and Brewer - Donna F. Kunkel, 75, wife of the late Paul Kunkel, died Thursday, May 30, 2019 in Brewer. She was born March 19, 1944 in Millinocket, the daughter of John J. and Dorothy L. (Stewart) Friel.
Donna grew up in Millinocket, and attended school there. Later in life, she went back to school and earned her diploma from Old Town High School. Donna loved sewing and working with crafts. She had a real talent for doing so and owned her own store at one point selling things she made. Donna loved spending time at her camp at Deep Cove and being with family.
She is survived by her children, Marie Kunkel of Flagstaff, Arizona, William Kunkel of Brewer; step children, Kenny, Richard, Kirk, and Donald Kunkel; siblings, Frank Friel and his wife Bernie of Millinocket, Barbara Friel of Bangor, Brenda Alley and her husband Howard; and eleven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to her husband and her parents, Donna was predeceased by a son, Paul Kunkel, Jr., and an infant son, Frank Kunkel.
Friends are invited to visit with the family 11 AM - 12:30 PM Thursday, June 6, 2019 at the Lamson Fuenral Home, 11 Tamarack Street, Millinocket, where funeral services will be held at 12:30 PM with the Rev. Bruce Siket officiating. Interment will be at the Millinocket Cemetery.
Gifts in memory of Donna may be sent to the Friends of the Millinocket Memorial Library, 5 Maine Avenue, Millinocket, ME 04462. Messages of condolence may be expressed at
Published on June 2, 2019
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4 posts

Vicki- Jo Eaton
Jun 04, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayer's for the whole family.
Dan and Carol Pelletier
Jun 03, 2019
So absolutely sorry for the loss of your Mother, she was always so gifted in her sewing and crafts, she will be greatly missed. We will be keeping you all in our prayers, hoping that you find comfort and peace in knowing she is in the loving arms of God. Our love, Dan and Carol
Marie kunkel
Jun 03, 2019
I wanted to let everyone know just how special she was to me she was not just my mom but my friend when I needed to talk she was there to listen ok and I did talk to her for hours at a time she would try to hung up but I just keep on talking. The other thing was she hated when I was always late for everything even my own daughters wedding she used to say I will be late for my own funeral. I think she might be right about that
Catherine Martinage
Jun 03, 2019
I remember Donna. Sweet lady. She was one of the day care teachers at the Y in Old Town when my boys were there. That was many years ago seeing my youngest son Joe is now 37. So sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in thoughts and prayers. God Bless You. May she Rest in Peace.